Intergenerational Linking Research & Best Practice

We are delighted that  Dr Lindsey Cameron, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Kent University is Researcher in Residence  with us at The Linking Network  and is providing us with research insights into our work.

Dr Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and is an expert in the development of prejudice and stereotyping in children. She has twenty years of experience in the design and evaluation of prejudice-reduction interventions for use in schools, with particular expertise in inter-group contact theory. She has attracted funding for her research from the Big Lottery, Oxfam, Economic and Social Research Council, DfID, NHS.

She is passionate about bringing psychology to the wider world and achieves this through organising public engagement events, collaborations with national charities such as One Globe Kids and People United, as well as through action research with local schools. She is currently running a project on bullying in schools with the British Orthodontic Society and leads the annual Identity and Belonging educational challenges conference in partnership with the Kent Educational Psychology Service. The theme for this year’s event is Young People and Social Media.

More information on Dr Cameron and her research can be found here:

Intergenerational Contact: An Introduction

Here Dr Lindsay Cameron looks at the stereotyping affecting older people, ageism and why it is beneficial to create forms of inter-generational contact to challenge these prejudices in young people.  She examines the preparation required, the types of activities that are successful and how schools can build on this contact in various ways.

This video can also be viewed as a Panopto recording here or you can download the slides as a PPT or PDF.

Intergenerational Contact: An Introduction Lightning Version

As above, but this is a lightning version if you only have 5 minutes!

This video can also be viewed as a Panopto recording here or you can download the slides as a PPT or PDF. 

Intergenerational Linking in Bradford webinar: “My mum will never believe I’ve got a friend who’s 100!”

Watch this short webinar to hear more about The Linking Network’s Intergenerational Linking programme. We facilitate and support 60 links in Bradford between young people in schools and older people in care homes, independent living schemes and community groups. Watch to celebrate the joy and benefits of bringing different generations together.

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